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3073399 - Setting up SAC import connection to BW via logon groups / message server in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


  • Unable to create BW Acquire Data Connection with Message Server.
  • While setting up connection for BW, it only gives option for "Application Server".
  • The Import connection for SAP BW systems should be able to use SAP BW logon groups / message server.
  • Currently a single BW instance must be defined with corresponding instance number.


SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Follow help guide: Import Data Connection to an SAP BW or SAP BW/4HANA System
  2. Go to '' (Main Menu)  '' Connection  Connections  '' (Add Connection).
    The Select a data source dialog will appear.
  3. Expand Acquire Data and select SAP BW.
  4. In the New BW Connection dialog, enter the following information:
    1. In the Connection Information section, add a Connection Name and Description.
    2. In the Datasource Configuration section, select the Location of your cloud connector from the list.
    3. Enter the Application Server, System Number, Client ID, and Language. => use message server or e.g. F5 server details as Application server name.
    4. Enter the User ID and the Password for your SAP BW system.
  5. Choose Create => connectivity doesn't work.


BW acquisition connection to message server through the use of logon groups is not supported.


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